What comes to mind when you think of patriotism in America? Fireworks, the Star-Spangled Banner, and 4th of July might have popped into your head.
Patriotism doesn't have to be limited to seasons though. With Memorial Day and 4th of July right around the corner, here are 5 ways you can be more patriotic year-round.
1. Thank a veteran and active military
This is a simple way to show gratitude to those who have protected and continue to protect this great country we live in. Next time you see a veteran or active military, say "Thank You" and shake their hand. It goes a long way.
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2. Visit a National Park
Our National Parks rival some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. If you're looking to get away and take in some amazing views and shear beauty, you should definitely check out a National Park.
Your admission into our parks is a great way to show patriotism and also ensure that our parks last for generations to come.
It's easy to take for granted our right to vote in America. We live in one of the most free countries in the world and have a direct impact on our democratic process. If you're 18 or older, there is no reason you shouldn't be exercising your right to vote. Educate yourself on the candidates and get out there and vote.
4. Fly the American Flag
Here's another easy way to show your patriotism. Hop online or head to a local store and purchase an American Flag. Displaying the flag is a great way to show respect and support for our country.
5. Wear Patriotic Clothing
What better way to show patriotism year round than to actually wear it. From sweatshirts, polos, and everything in between, you can dress your whole year in patriotic clothing.
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